Public Works Superintendent, Brian Wilson will retire on Friday, June 21, after a 24-years of service with the City of Johnston.
Brian began his career with the city in October 1995. Twenty-four years ago, the City of Johnston had a population of 6,131, and the Public Works Department was much smaller with many duties that overlapped. He has served in many different capacities during his tenure with Johnston including Firefighter, Parks Crew Leader, Street Crew Leader, and Public Works Superintendent.
While Brian served in many capacities with the City of Johnston, he was very well-respected among his colleges and city leaders. “Brian’s leadership in operations helped guide the growth of the Johnston Public Works Department,” said Matt Greiner, Public Works Director. “He was a true leader and exemplified the meaning of a hard-working and dedicated employee. He will certainly be missed across the city because his knowledge and expertise were invaluable. Brian was not only a dependable employee, but he has experienced and aided the Johnston community through many major weather events including Floods of 2008, 2010 and 2018, Mesocyclone of 1998, and many Winter Storm Events.”
Brian enjoyed interacting with residents in Johnston and plowing streets in the winter. His knowledge is one that will be missed by many of his colleagues. He was a “go-to” employee for questions and information regarding green days, streets, and snow removal. Those who worked with Brian appreciated his knowledge and advice on how to make improvements, and the willingness to help others learn.
As Brian gets ready for retirement, he looks forward to spending more time with family and traveling.